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Delfin II <br> 9 Night Upper Amazon <br> Lima Return

Delfin II
9 Night Upper Amazon
Lima Return

Ship: Delfin II
Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic
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Duration: 9 Nights
Ports: Iquitos, Nauta, Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, Iquitos
Airport gateway (Arrival) : Lima
Airport gateway (Departure) : Lima

Itinerary

DAY 1: Lima, Peru

Arrive in Lima in the late evening and transfer to our conveniently located hotel, Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport Hotel.

DAY 2: Lima / Iquitos / Nauta / Embark

Enjoy a morning tour of Lima, then fly to Iquitos and continue overland to the riverside village of Nauta, where theDelfin II awaits. Settle into your cabin, and gather for a welcome dinner of fine Peruvian cuisine on board. Tonight, step out on deck to gaze at the magnificent Amazon night sky. (B,L,D)

DAY 3-8: Exploring the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve

Spend this week exploring the Pacaya- Samiria National Reserve, a pristine swath of jungle—stretching more than five million acres, and harboring some of the Amazon’s most fascinating flora and fauna. Bordered by the Marañón and the Ucayali, these two powerful rivers converge to create the famed Amazon, which floods annually with nutrient-rich waters and is known locally as the Mirrored Forest for the reflections created by its glassy water.

Set out into this remarkable wilderness on daily excursions by skiff, kayak, and, when the water level permits, hikes on dry land. Skim past giant lily pads afloat on black-water lakes, and venture deep into the rain forest on narrow tributaries. Spot sloths and monkeys, including variably colored saddleback tamarins, noisy howlers, and shaggy-tailed monk saki monkeys. Watch for an astounding variety of birds, from tanagers and hummingbirds to parrots and endangered scarlet macaws. In the river, look for massive paiche fish, the Amazon’s largest; rare pink dolphins; and the infamous piranhas.

Enjoy an opportunity to swim in a lake in the reserve’s interior. Seek out victoria amazonica, a giant water lily that grows in small lagoons. Go on a bird-watching hike, listening for the vocal oropendola and then looking for its telltale yellow tail. Watch the sun set and listen to a cacophonous symphony of nocturnal animals calling out across the treetops. Then slip through the forest in a skiff as night falls, using a spotlight to find caimans, frogs, fishing bats and other creatures of the night.

Pay a visit to one of the communities on the reserve’s edge and get to know the ribereños, those who live on the riverbanks, and their age-old traditions. Enjoy watching them make jewelry and other local handicrafts. Learn how local subsistence farmers cultivate wild plants and trees to earn income. Hear about how the locals find edible fruits and indigenous plants with medicinal properties hidden in the jungle. (B,L,D DAILY)

DAY 9: Nauta / Disembark / Iquitos / Lima

Enjoy one last morning excursion by skiff to view wildlife. After lunch, disembark in Nauta, and return to Iquitos overland for a late afternoon flight to Lima. Overnight at the Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport Hotel. (B,L)

DAY 10: Lima

After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Lima for your flight home. (B)

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Ports

Iquitos

Iquitos is a Peruvian port city. It is the gateway to the jungle regions of the northern Amazon

Nauta

Nauta is a town in the northeastern part of Loreto Province in the Peruvian Amazon, roughly 100 km south Iquitos, the provincial capital.

Pacaya-Samiria Reserve

Pacaya-Samiria Reserve is considered the jewel of Peru's northern Amazon jungle. It is home to an many and varied types of birds and other wildlife.

 

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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic

Lars-Eric Lindblad really wanted to be an explorer, and he channeled his passion to the travel business. But organised tourism proved to be a bit tame for his adventurous spirit, so he formed his own organisation in 1958, Lindblad Travel. he got around the tameness, would take anyone anywhere, and his itineraries ventured where no tourist had gone before. A noted environmentalist, Lars-Eric was the first to bring civilians to some of the most exotic parts of the world including Antarctica, Arctic Svalbard, Galapagos, Easter Island, the Amazon, Papua New Guinea, the Seychelles, China and Bhutan - all with the focus of creating experiences that foster an understanding and appreciation of the most remote and pristine places on the globe. These legendary pioneering adventures led him to be defined as the father of "eco-tourism". Sven-Olof Lindblad, Lars' son, traveled extensively with his father from an early age, developing his inherent passion to explore the pristine corners of the globe. As a young man, Sven spent six years in East Africa photographing elephants and wildlife and assisting filmmakers on a documentary about the destruction of African rain forests. This time was instrumental in molding a fundamental objective of his work - to find ways for his business to help preserve natural resources and get involved in conservation efforts.

In 1979, Sven Lindblad found Special Expeditions as a division of Lindblad Travel, enabling the company to further its mission of offering innovative and educational travel expeditions that were primarily marine focused. Offerings expanded to Costa Rica, Baja California, and Alaska providing travelers with opportunities to explore, on small ship cruises, the islands, coves and open spaces of the sea that reminded Lindblad of the remote and vast expanse of the Serengeti plains. The company's name was later changed to Lindblad Expeditions.

In 2004, Lindblad Expeditions embarked on one of the travel industry's most important partnerships when it joined forces with National Geographic to further inspire the world through expedition travel.

Today with offices in New York City and Seattle, Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic operates its own fleet of five expedition ships and several seasonal charters offering life-changing adventures on all seven continents. Sven Lindblad and his team continue to pioneer innovative ways to connect with the places already 'discovered' - the first to introduce kayaking to the Arctic, Antarctica, and Galapagos: the only one to offer kayaking on the Upper Amazon; the first to reveal the wonders below the ocean with an unmatched undersea program; the first to offer an unparalleled photography initiative with a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor on each expedition.

Twenty-first century explorers, Lars-Eric and Sven Lindblad have exposed countless people to the wonders of the world, fostering generations of committed citizens who care about the future of our planet. It's in the genes.

 

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Delfin II

Delfin II has a capacity of 28 guests in 14 outside suites. 
Outdoor areas include the well designed, comfortable Top deck and bar. There is a small reference Library and the Bridge, where you are welcome to meet the Captain and Officers. The air conditioned dining room's large windows provide panoramic views. Beautifully prepared meals are served in a single seating with unassigned tables. Often special dishes will include sustainable products of the rain forest and sauces made with exotic regional fruits. Suites are elegant, air conditioned on the Main and Upper decks and all offer exceptional vistas. Each spacious suite has a minimalist decor with a luxurious undertone. Enjoy complimentary organic sun block with insect repellent, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner. 10 person skiffs - with individual seat cushions and plenty of leg room. Fleet of safe, nimble kayaks. Rain ponchos are kept handy in the skiffs. Rubber boots are provided before an excursion if deemed necessary. Guests may swim directly from skiffs using the convenient swim ladder, weather and location permitting.

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